Mar 4, 2020
2020 HR Report: 3 agents share their negotiating tips
Nathan Caddell

Trying to hammer out that contract with a prospective employer? A talent, a sports and a literary agent dish on tricks of the trade. The Agents Cliff Mander - founder and CEO, CKM Sports Management, VancouverLaunched: 2010Employees: SixClients: 80-plus David Whitmey - founder, Moving...

Mar 3, 2020
Carry On: Put an end to waiting in line
Charlene Rooke

Nobody likes waiting, especially in an airport check-in or security line, or at a border stop. Savvy travellers reduce their pain with a variety of tools and insider tricks like these. Credit cards Some, like American Express Aeroplan Plus cards and...

Mar 3, 2020
5 most popular biz books from the week of February 24 to March 1
Munro’s Books

Bestselling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Mar 3, 2020
2020 HR Report: How does a large B.C. tech firm handle a hiring spree?
Felicity Stone

“Where the hell will you ski or ride this season??” read an October Facebook post by Port Coquitlam–based Finger Food Advanced Technology Group. “We have 75 open roles, but when there’s 35cm of powder, we ain’t working. Geddit?? Ski resorts...

Mar 2, 2020
Responsible Investing and High Returns

BCBusiness + Valley First Contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to make money and make a positive impact on the world, and responsible investing is the perfect place to start. Jay Christensen, CFP, RIS, is a wealth planning specialist with Valley First Investment Services, and a licensed advisor with Credential Qtrade Securities...

Mar 1, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Doug McCallum’s Groundhog Day and tears for Ricky Gervais
Nathan Caddell

It’s fairly early into 2020, but so far, two stories have dominated the news cycle. Those would be, of course, COVID-19 and Wet’suwet’en. But enough ink has been spilled out about those that we’re going to make the maybe irresponsible decision...

Feb 28, 2020
2020 HR Report: The B.C. apparel industry fights back against a talent shortage
Felicity Stone

When Chip Wilson talks, other clothing manufacturers listen. And for good reason. When he spoke in October at a meeting of the newly formed BC Apparel & Gear Association (BCAG) at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue on SFU’s...

Feb 28, 2020
Young Guns: How Peyman Namdari and Mehdi Asadollahi turned a personal problem into an opportunity
Nathan Caddell

Everything changed for Peyman Namdari when he was 16. The native of Iran earned a scholarship to do his last two years of high school in Italy, an experience that led to opportunities he would have missed if he’d stayed...

Feb 27, 2020
Big Fat Deal: $5.2 million to drink in the view at your own Okanagan lakefront winery
Steve Burgess

Address: 20818 Mcdougald Road, Summerland Price: $5,200,000 Listing: 180598 The skinny: Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, 3,600-square-foot house, 13-acre lakefront property The bling: Do you like wine? A glass of wine with dinner? A bottle of wine with friends? Five acres of grapes in your yard? (Some...

Feb 27, 2020
First Movers: How Indigenous people in B.C. exercise their economic and political power will have massive implications
Steven Threndyle

Editor’s note: This story, the cover feature from our February issue, explores how Indigenous people in B.C. are finding their way to prosperity through economic reconciliation. At the time of publication, writer Steven Threndyle had been following the four-year-long Wet’suwet’en blockade...

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